Hong Kong

Infographic showing U.S. agricultural trade with Hong Kong in 2019

In 2019, Hong Kong was the ninth-largest destination for U.S. food and agricultural exports, which totaled $3.0 billion, a 24 percent decrease from 2018. The United States was the second- largest supplier of agricultural goods with 15 percent market share behind Mainland China at 20 percent. This downward import trend was due to uncertainties from the 2019 trade dispute between the U.S. and China and slowing domestic consumption due to an aging population and slowing economic growth. Among the few products that saw export growth in 2019 include meat products (guts, bladders, stomachs) and cotton, up $7 million and $4 million, respectively. Additionally, increases in exports of U.S. rice, processed vegetables, and snack foods were up $2 million, $1 million, and $1 million, respectively. Exports of tree nuts were down by more than $359 million. Exports of beef and beef products, pork and pork products, and poultry meat and products (excluding eggs) were down $222 million, $127 million, and $78 million, respectively.

More information from the 2019 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook

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